Project Description

Boston Terrier

  • Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs

  • Recommended for: Families

  • Maintenance Level:Medium-low

  • Life Span: 13-15 years

  • Height: 40 – 45 cm

  • Weight: 6 to 11 kg

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Exercise Needs

Boston Terrier Breed overview 

The Boston terrier is a breed of domesticated dog that originated in America. It can be small to medium-sized with heavy appearance and muscular body. Unlike other terrier breeds, they have been bred to be steadfast, affectionate, and loyal.

It is considered that they are highly trainable and intelligent, people-oriented dogs that enjoy human interaction. They have the affectionate temperament, and in most cases that would rather enjoy inside on the couch than playing outdoors.

They can reach the weight up to 11 kg.
The lifespan of Boston terrier is approximately 13 years.
Boston Terrier puppy price in Australia – around $3000

  • Suitability for Children – High
  • Tendency to Bark – Medium
  • Energy – Low
  • Suitability as a Guard Dog – High
  • Grooming Requirements –  Once a Week
  • Trimming Required – None
  • Amount of hair shed –  Little
  • Food Cost –  $5 to $ 10
  • Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $58
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Origin of Boston terrier

They are widely known as “Little American Gentleman”, especially because of their nature. This particular breed is all-American. The first Boston terrier was a combination of White English terrier and English bulldog. The dog later was combined with a white female, and the first ones were born.

In the late 19th century they started growing in popularity. The first ones were quite smaller and known as gentle and kind animals. They became wonderful family pets. Because of that reputation, Boston terrier has travelled and enjoyed great success in Australia.

Boston Terrier Temperament

The Boston terrier is very confident, energetic and enthusiastic dog that shows high levels of characters and affection. They are very intelligent and you can easily train them. They perfectly learn for treats and playing games
Due to their gentle nature, they have a high tolerance for other animals and what is most important for children. They are playful and energetic, but they also enjoy sitting indoors. They are suited for small children and elderly people.
On the other hand, they can develop behavioural problems, in case that they don’t have human attention. That problem can also be present in case that owner hasn’t asserted himself as a dominant leader.

Common Boston Terrier Health Problems

Cherry Eye – This particular condition is the most frequent issue that could happen to Boston Terriers. You just have to care and clean their eyes after every walk.

Interesting Facts

  • They are great in case that you have a small apartment without a backyard.
  • They don’t require regular walks for keeping them healthy.

  • In the beginning of 20th century, it was the most popular breed in the United States.

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